Emily McDowell Studio is in the house!

When I first saw Emily McDowell Studio's cancer specific cards, I cried. They had just gone viral and was popping up everywhere on my facebook feed. They are so incredibly perfect and honest, many of us in the cancer community couldn't help but laugh. They are cathartic. I had to have it. My shop is based on honesty, encouragement and making people laugh, everything this line of products are. 

Like everything else in my shop, I pick stuff that I love so here are my personal motives for picking out some of the super awesome fantastic crazy-cool items we now have in stock...

Because people do suggest the most random, crazy, and off the wall "cures" and things when your son has cancer. I appreciate the sentiment, but once I say "no thank you" I feel like the topic should be dropped..but they never ever seem too. It's annoying and draining in a time I just need love and real help. 

This is the one that's most meaningful to me in the Emily McDowell Studio collection. I lost a lot of friends during Asher's cancer fight... some were because they didn't know what to do or how to help. So they froze. It's understandable, but still hurts. I can't tell you what it would mean to me if one of them just sent this card, no matter how much time has passed.

Nothing better than a great coffee mug. These just make me want to give one to all my best friends, after I take like five for myself. 

I've written text messages along the same lines of this. NO JOKE. One of my friends saved it, and still laughs about it to this day.

Again, honesty is the best policy. I would have loved to have gotten this card at times instead of a generic sympathy card that seems so impersonal. This at least is real. 

The last one I'll highlight is this one because this is essentially my birthday gift giving process every single time. Seriously...